Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producers behind Into the Spider-Verse and the writer-directors of The Lego Movie, are bringing their abilities to Apple TV Plus. The Afterparty is a new eight-part murder-mystery comedy series created and directed by Miller, with each Lord and Miller serving as showrunners and govt producers.
The brand new collection “facilities on a homicide thriller at a highschool reunion,” Apple says, with every episode that includes “a retelling of the identical night time instructed by a special character’s perspective, every with its personal distinctive visible type and movie style to match the teller’s character.”
The present stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, and Ilana Glazer, amongst a number of different comedy stars (and apparently Dave Franco). It’s laborious to get an actual sense of the small print of the plot based mostly off this primary trailer (Haddish is investigating the homicide?), however the premise and solid are definitely promising. Plus, tales with equally obscure premises — Recreation Evening begins as a movie about people playing board games earlier than it will get wacky — have traditionally allowed for loads of surprising twists and humorous setups.
Lord and Miller have one other streaming undertaking within the works as properly. In February 2021, HBO Max announced it was reviving Lord, Miller, and Invoice Lawrence’s animated present Clone Excessive for the streaming service. Apple already has a profitable working relationship with Lawrence, who’s a co-creator of its Emmy-winning comedy Ted Lasso.
The Afterparty will premiere globally on Apple TV Plus in January 2022.